ADULT STUDY OF ACTS

WEEK ONE

PART ONE

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Read Acts 1-2

    1.    What were the disciples instructed to do after

    1.    What were the disciples instructed to do after receiving all that He taught them?

    2.    How is the Holy Spirit a gift from the Father?

    3.    How do you witness with your life? How do your actions support your spoken testimony? Do those around you know you believe?

    4.    Are there any areas in your life that are not in full obedience to God and His Word? What must you do to become obedient? 

    5.    Why is prayer so important for Christians and churches?

all that He taught them?

    2.    How is the Holy Spirit a gift from the Father?

    3.    How do you witness with your life? How do your actions support your spoken testimony? Do those around you know you believe?

    4.    Are there any areas in your life that are not in full obedience to God and His Word? What must you do to become obedient? 

    5.    Why is prayer so important for Christians and churches?

PART TWO

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READ ACTS 3-4

    1.    What happened when Peter and John reaches out and touched the beggar?

    2.    What was the mans response to being healed?

    3.    What is the purpose of a miraculous sign like the healing of the lame man? 

    4.    Who is the central person in your testimony to unbelievers? Is it Christ or is it you? Ask a mature Christian brother or sister to discuss this and hold you accountable for the manner in which you witness.

    5.    Retaliation is the normal human response to being unfairly attacked as Peter and John were. How did Peter and John respond instead? How difficult would it have been for you to respond as Peter and John did?

WEEK TWO

PART ONE

   

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Read Acts 5-6

    1.    Compare the gift of Barnabas with that of Ananias and Sapphira.

    2.    How did Peter know Ananias was lying?

    3.    What lesson from the lives of Barnabas, Ananias, and Sapphira is most relevant for your life today?

    4.    What gifts has God not given you to use in ministry? What gifts has He given you?

    5.    What is your usual response to suffering and persecution? What might help you respond more like the apostles?

PART TWO

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Read Acts 7-8

1.    Why was Stephen arrested and put on trial?

    2.    What statements of Stephen show he died consciously following the Lord in His death? 

    3.    What good can come out of difficult circumstances in your life and church?

    4.    Are there any unimportant jobs in the kingdom of God?

    5.    What are some good strategies for reaching out to people whose needs we cannot easily see?

WEEK THREE

PART ONE

 

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Read Acts 9-11

  1. What one command did the Lord give Saul, and how did Saul respond to it?

  2. Has someone been a Barnabas to you? Explain. How can you be a Barnabas to someone else?

  3. Acts 10:3. Do you believe God knows each person individually? Explain.

  4. Have you ever had the Lord direct you in such a way that you were in the right place at the right time? Explain.

PART TWO

Read Acts 12-13

  1. Is it ever our job to decide whether suffering is Gods discipline? Is it ever appropriate to tell someone his or her suffering is punishment from God? Explain.

  2. Think of one person who has been an example or resource to you in a time of difficulty. How did he or she help you?

  3. Evaluate your own prayer life. What adjustments or improvements can you make to be available for God to lead and use you?

  4. Have you ever quit when you should have pressed on? What did you learn from the experience?

WEEK FOUR

PART ONE

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Read Acts 14-15:35

  1.     1.    From your own experience or observation, how is being full of joy connected to being filled with the Spirit?

  2.     2.    Describe the important role other believers play in the encouragement of struggling Christians.

  3.     3.    Is it wrong for Christians to sharply dispute with other Christians? 

  4.     4.    With whom should you discuss the issues of conflict in which you are involved? 

PART TWO

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Read Acts 15:36-17

  1. 1.    How will you relate to God when faced with disaster?

  2.     2.    Who might be watching your life, your response to trouble? What will they learn about God from what they see in you?

  3.     3.    Summarize Paul’s approach to ministry in Thessalonica.

  4.     4.    Have you been rejected by others when trying to share the gospel? What would you do differently now? 

WEEK FIVE

PART ONE

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Read Acts 18-19

    1.    What did Paul have in common with Priscilla and Aquila?

  2. What types of real questions are people around you asking? What answers can you provide from God's word?

   3. Who has been a mentor to you? What effect has it had on your life? Your Faith?

   4. Whom are you mentoring (Or whom can you mentor)? What skills, attitudes, and wisdom can you impart to another growing believer?

PART TWO

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Read Acts 20-21:16

1.       Paul’s life motto could be summed up as, “Follow Me As I Follow Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1) What would your motto be as a Christian?

2.       In sharing his prospects for the future, what two statements did Paul make that showed he anticipated difficult days ahead?

3.       About what two sources of attack did Paul warn the Ephesian elders?

4.       Have you ever seen the enemy plant weeds in the soil of the Church? What id you or others do to resist such attacks?

WEEK SIX

PART ONE

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Read 21:17-26:11

1.       What issues provoked the Jews into assaulting Paul?

2.       Why would rumors about Paul be so offensive even threatening to devoted Jews?

3.       Describe a time when God's grace or strength was sufficient in difficulty when your own power was inadequate?

4.       Which charges, if any, was Paul guilty of and during which trial was he found guilty?

PART TWO

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Read Acts 26:12-28:31

1.       Which would seem to make more sense when considering whether it was safe to sail, to listen to the pilot/owner or to the prisoner?

2.       Why did that not turn out to be the wisest choice?

3.       How well do you listen to God's direction when it seems to contradict common sense or human logic?

4.       What was a storm in your own life that faith in God helped you survive?